Area Sports

Crew Chiefs outscore Stars

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was a wild shootout Monday in the girls 7-8 girls league at the Grenada Youth League. The Crew Chiefs used homeruns from Claire Thomas and Olivia Lee to outscore the Stars 16-13. K.J. Starnes finished with three doubles. Kylie Smith had a single and a triple. Hayden Connerley played…

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Dream comes true for Avery

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Every little boy dreams of playing pro football, pro baseball or pro basketball. For Grenadian Genard Avery that dream became a reality when the Cleveland Browns selected the GHS and University of Memphis standout in the fifth round of the NFL draft held recently. “I’m extremely blessed,” Avery said. “All…

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Lady Chargers advance in postseason

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada Lady Chargers had a flair for the dramatics in their opening round Class 5A fast pitch softball series against Lake Cormorant. Weather forced the doubleheader to be moved to Grenada. In the opening game, GHS rallied from a 2-1 deficit with two runs in the fifth and held…

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Chargers open spring practice

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Time flies when you are having fun. Grenada High School football coach, Ashley Kuhn is taking his team through his eighth spring practice as head football coach. This week, the Chargers began spring practice in preparation for the upcoming 2018 season. They finished 7-7 last season losing in the second…

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Chargers open playoffs Friday

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School Coach Jake Yarborough divides the season into three parts. The veteran coach talks about the non-division season, division season and postseason. That third part begins tonight as the Chargers host Olive Branch in Game 1 of the best-of-three series at Charger Field. The winner of the series…

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By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Grenada High School track Coach Jeff Williams knew his teams would have problems qualifying many athletes for this week’s North 5A track meet. The Chargers and Lady Chargers competed in the Region 1-5A meet held over the weekend at Center Hill High School located in Olive Branch. Both teams finished…

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Raiders eliminated from playoffs

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Inconsistency plagued the Kirk Academy baseball team throughout the 2018 season. Heading into the final weekend of play, they needed just one win to qualify as the runnerup team in District 1-AAA. It had to come against the top team in the district, Indianola. The Raiders picked a bad time…

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Grenada breaks district title drought

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It’s been a long time since the Grenada Lady Chargers haven’t won a division title in fast pitch since 2006. That all changed this week as Coach Leslie Lancaster’s crew wrapped up the division title with wins over Saltillo and Lafayette. Monday, they cruised to a 17-6 win at Saltillo.…

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Grenada baseball announces schedule additions

The Grenada Chargers have announced a couple of additions to their 2018 baseball schedule. GHS will St. Andrew’s of Jackson Thursday, April 19. Junior varsity action will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the varsity contest. Saturday, the Chargers will entertain one of the top teams in the state in the Oxford Chargers. Action begins…

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Chargers clinch division title

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Coming off a disappointing 15-5 setback at Lafayette, the Grenada Chargers were looking to clinch the District 2-5A title at West Point. It was a dramatic turnaround from that Lafayette contest. The Chargers used a five-run sixth inning to break open a close game and win a 9-3 decision. With…

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